Arsène Wenger and Thomas Vermaelen spoke to media at the official press conference ahead of the game at Standard Liege on Tuesday night. Anticipation was high ahead of the start of Group H, and the pair discussed a variety of topics.

The manager talked about:

  • the injury situation
  • the charges against Emmanuel Adebayor
  • whether, at some stage, he’ll regret leaving
  • the charges annulled against Eduardo
  • the new home-grown rule
  • Arsenal’s experience advantage against Liege
  • what his scouts have told him
  • Arsenal’s last trip to Standard Liege

Vermaelen answered questions on:

  • missing out on the Champions League is recent years with Ajax
  • getting used to the ‘circus’ in England
  • his adaptation to English football 
  • his inside knowledge of Standard Liege

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